Bollywood Roundup: Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and more…

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Priyanka Chopra at Royal wedding (Photo: Twitter)

Priyanka Chopra remembers father on his birth anniversary

Mumbai– Actress Priyanka Chopra, who call herself as ‘daddy’s little girl’, became nostalgic and remembered her late father Ashok Chopra on his birth anniversary on Thursday.

Priyanka Chopra (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)

The “Mary Kom” actress took to her Instagram account and shared a heartwarming video, comprising several photographs of her father.

Along with the video, Priyanka wrote: “Dad. You are so missed. Happy birthday. Always and forever.”

Priyanka’s father died in 2002 after battling with cancer.

After scoring global domination by acting in international shows and films like “Quantico” and “Baywatch”, the 36-year-old actress got engaged to American singer Nick Jonas. She had a ‘roka’ ceremony with Nick in Mumbai last week.

On the work front, Priyanka is currently shooting for Shonali Bose directorial “Sky is Pink” here.

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan in world’s highest paid actors list

New York– Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have secured a spot in Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Actors 2018 list, topped by Hollywood ace George Clooney.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay, known lately for his socially conscious roles in films like “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Pad Man”, is in the seventh spot with earnings of $40.5 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. He minted millions from backend profits and endorsing some 20 brands, including Tata and Eveready, Forbes said.

Salman also remains one of India’s top earners with $38.5 million, with hits such as “Tiger Zinda Hai” and by cashing in on backend profits, coupled with a slew of endorsements from Suzuki motorcycles to Chlormint gum.

Clooney, 57, is at the top of the list with $239 million despite not having helmed a hit in years. His earnings are thanks to the up to $1 billion purchase of his Casamigos Tequila.

The list tallies both onscreen and extracurricular earnings in the 12-month scoring frame. Earning estimates are based on data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders. All figures are pretax; fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.

Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson banked $124 million pretax to rank number 2 in the highest paid actors list.

Rounding out the top three is Robert Downey Jr, who pocketed $81 million. His “Avengers: Infinity War” co-star Chris Hemsworth, with $64.5 million, scored a career best thanks to his cut from Marvel movies such as “Thor: Ragnarok”.

China’s top movie star Jackie Chan scored the fifth spot with $45.5 million, followed by Will Smith on number 6 with $42 million.

In the eighth position is Adam Sandler with $39.5 million, while Chris Evans completes the top 10 list with $34 million.

Together, the world’s ten highest paid actors tallied $748.5 million, before fees and taxes.

The salaries of top-earning male leads dwarf those of the world’s highest paid actresses, who earned a cumulative $186 million in the same scoring period, or just one quarter of the men’s earnings — highlighting the gender pay gap issue that persists.

Big B, ‘Virushka’ help flood-hit Kerala

Mumbai– A large number of Bollywood stars have come to the aid of flood-battered Kerala by providing funds, food items, medicine and personal belongings such as clothes and even cooking for feeding the affected people.

Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkaar 3

Bollywood celebrity Amitabh Bachchan has sent in his clothes and shoes apart from Rs 51 lakh, while star couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma has provided food and medicines, and Randeep Hooda joined the Khalsa Aid team in the state to cook for people.

Amitabh donated Rs 51 lakh for Kerala relief, coordinated by Oscar winner Resul Pookutty for Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.

“Pookutty has said that Mr. Bachchan has not only donated Rs 51 lakh in cash but he has also sent six cartons of his personal clothing including around 80 jackets, 25 pants, 20 shirts and scarves. The actor has also donated around 40 shoes,” said a source.

Anushka Sharma

Kerala has been hit hard by the worst floods in a century that have left hundreds dead and thousands homeless.

Anushka and Virat have also contributed to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the flood victims. They also wanted to do their bit to support the animals in crisis.

“Anushka and Virat are sending a truck loaded with food and medicines and support systems for the animals in need,” said a source in the know of the development.

“They have teamed up with a local animal rights NGO and are also helping to send rescue teams comprising eight members for rehab and treatment. Rescue teams will be looking at rescue of strays in Kerala and the protection of wildlife. They will look to provide support and care to the animals that are in need for urgent help,” the source added.

Yami to host party at LFW

Mumbai– Actress Yami Gautam, who now sports chic short hair, is set to host a party at the Lakme Fashion Week.

The celebration for fashion houses, bloggers and influencers, will be to promote an international urban street wear brand that uses British, American and Japanese influences in its clothing. It will be on Saturday.

Yami, who is looking forward to her film “Batti Gul Meter Chalu”, said in a statement: Fashion is about trying new things. This party is the perfect opportunity for mixing fashion, experimentation and fashion experts and bringing them under one roof to understand the brand.”

She is looking forward to interact with people who understand fashion and create it.

When Sunny Deol got beaten up by Dharmendra

Mumbai– Veteran actor Dharmendra has revealed an incident when he thrashed his elder son Sunny Deol.

Dharmendra

Dharmendra and his sons Bobby Deol and Sunny shot for an episode of the show “Indian Idol 10”.

On the show, its host Maniesh Paul played rapid fire with Dharmendra. He asked the actor about Sunny and Bobby.

When Dharmendra was asked whom he loves more, he said one is my left eye and the other is my right eye. He also revealed the time when he had thrashed Sunny, read a statement.

“Both the kids are my two eyes and I love them very much. Once I had got a toy gun for Sunny and he broke all the mirrors in the house. That was when I had lost my temper and given him left and right. Later I felt very bad about this,” Dharmendra said.

The three will soon be seen in their film “Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se”.

Playing a Bihari boy will be very different: Sidharth Malhotra

Mumbai– Actor Sidharth Malhotra knows “Jabariya Jodi” will be a unique experience for him as it will require him to exude the aura of a typical Bihari person.

From playing a college student in his first movie “Student of the Year”, to a rough and a hardened criminal in “Brothers”, the actor has experimented with roles. But a first look of “Jabariya Jodi” has assured fans that the actor is set to serve up a different and desi flavour with his new film.

Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth said in a statement to IANS: “It is always a great learning experience to portray various shades on-screen and this time with ‘Jabariya Jodi’, it is a desi avatar. Playing a Bihari boy will be very different as it is important to catch on a certain body language, put the accent correct with the right punches.”

He will team up in the movie with his “Hasee Toh Phasee” co-star Parineeti Chopra.

“I am excited to work with Parineeti Chopra again as we share a great camaraderie. It is surely going to be a ‘dhamakedar’ movie,” he added.

Directed by Prashant Singh, “Jabariya Jodi”, is set in Patna, Bihar. The film is co-presented by Balaji Telefilms and Karma Media Entertainment.(IANS)

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